The Bishops’ Conference welcomes the Holy Father’s Motu Proprio “Magnum Principium” and the affirmation of the role of the Bishops’ Conference in the oversight of the Liturgy.
We are grateful to the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments for the guidance it has given to Conferences of Bishops that the Motu Proprio concerns future liturgical translations and cannot be applied retroactively.
We look forward to the further assistance of the Congregation in its implementation.
We will continue to work with ICEL in preparation of the translations of the liturgical books so that the “sense of the original text is fully and faithfully rendered” and that the translations “always illuminate the unity of the Roman Rite”.
Motu Proprio: Magnum Principium
Motu Proprio issued by Pope Francis